Two blogs I love reading posted a couple of weeks ago on something that has been weighing on my heart recently… the rise of wolves among God’s children who are coming in at this time to divert people to new teachings people want to hear more than God’s ancient Truth. I think what bothers me most is knowing and seeing how easily deceived people are, because they want to be.
The unfortunate fact is that people really want to hear these new things that tickle their ears, and of course the false teachers are not going to be open to correction, or admitting they’re wrong or even outright lying! This is why exposing them in their lies and their bringing forth new, false ideas of Christianity, is so essential and biblically mandated. I believe we’ll see more deception, even though you could argue we’ve already seen so much even in the last 10 years as the decline in moral reasoning has fallen off the cliff.
From Stacy’s blog The Proverbs 31 Wannabe –
“A Pandemic of False Teachers
We are currently battling the Corona Virus pandemic. However, there is an even more dangerous pandemic. It is a pandemic of false teachers. Jesus warned us four times in Matthew 24 that false teachers would be prevalent in the end times. He said they will be dressed as sheep, but inwardly, they are wolves. We need to take His words seriously.
Now that many cities are on orders to shelter in place, other than for emergent needs, some ministries are coming out to offer us free resources. While it may look good to have free resources available, the eternal cost may be too great.
We are told in 1 John 4:1 to test the spirits because many false teachers will arise. However, here’s the catch: If you aren’t diligent to study your bible, you won’t be able to discern if they are preaching the true Jesus, or the Jesus of another gospel that Paul speaks of in Galatians 1. We are to be able to rightly divide the Word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15) This means spending much time studying the Word.
We are told in Acts 20:29 that savage wolves would come into the church. These wolves will look and act like true Christians. They will transform themselves into apostles of Christ, just like Satan appears as an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:13-14) Satan is sneaky, and his false apostles will use Christian words and phrases in a deceptive manner to lead us astray.
2 Peter 3:17 gives us a warning to be on our guard so we aren’t carried away by their errors. How do we do that? The answer lies in the next verse: We are to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
My take away from Stacy’s blog is that the false teachers will be fellow Christians (at least outwardly). We can’t meet in person, but they’ll be getting to people through social media online, trying to get other believers to be interested in their new ideas of spiritual growth and maturity or free resources they’ll provide. One way to safely guard against this, like Stacy said, would be seeing if what they say adds up at all with Scripture. If they’re advocating for something sinful, or something warned about in Scripture, and promoting this as good, it’s a huge red flag that they’re a false prophet and leading people astray.
FromMario’s blog –
“The Lord began to speak. I trembled. The fresh, new snow represented the false teaching that is steadily falling on the ears of the body of Christ. It has been, and is, a heavy snowfall. The skiers represented believers and non-believers, trusting the resort for a safe and memorable experience. As Christians, we have been warned to be sober and vigilant (1 Peter 5:8). However, the present ‘awe-inspiring’ teachings have lulled many into a deeper sleep.
“The layers upon layers of snow have been steadily covering the solid traditional Truth of Christ. The truth is that foolish teaching in these last days will become so fashionable even the most dedicated believer could become deceived (Matt. 24:24). It’s happening before our eyes. One spiritual leader said the other day: “You guys are old-fashioned ‘holiness,’ we are modern day ‘grace.’ You live in bondage, while we can do anything we want.”
“Pastors and teachers worldwide have succumbed to heretical teachings including universal reconciliation, the deification of man, challenging the validity of the Word of God− including His judgments, and even lifting any boundaries, claiming His amazing grace is actually “amazing freedom.” The message seems to be, “You are free to live according to your own desires.”
Sound familiar? “They had no king and did what was right in their own eyes.” (Judges 17:6) These popular self-proclaimed ministers of the gospel are covering the “slopes” and will be held accountable for the spiritual death of millions.”
The take away from this last one is self-explanatory… 😦
Edited to add a 3rd blog that just posted on prophetic warnings right now:
From “If Refuse to Follow Your Blog,” –
“It is sin that blinds us to the salvation we need in Jesus.” – Alistair Begg, pastor of Parkside church
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“Wounds of the wounded are never to heal. They are spent days, mostly in anguish and lost in translation to their maker.
You live your life as that of a harlot. Spreading your legs for all men to view your nakedness. To have their way with you at every turn.
You drink strong wine and alcohol to numb the pain of your ways, hoping that the drug of choice will finally bring an end to your regret and sorrows.
Yet, it does nothing but cause more sadness.
Your actions are those of a harlot. One who spends her days enticing the naive and feeble minded, attempting to find joy when there is none to obtain.
Like a wailing Jackal in the wilderness who has lost her young, your desires are not fulfilled.
I have set a Standard in the high places. One on whom you can look and be fulfilled, but instead, you spend your wasted days looking to the fields which cannot fulfill; looking to the weeds which cannot produce fruit.
Turn to the Lord, the God of Heaven, and He will give you the rest you seek, but your head will not turn, your eye will not move.
Look to the One who’s mercy and love will never end, but your eye has found another lover and your heart has lost its way.
You! The harlot of your people. You seek to raise children and offspring who will worship God, but in spite of all your work, you only raise up more harlots among your family.
Your children are harlots of harlotry! Cursed among the people and left to their own desires.
They are far worse than you as they have no one to guide them for the blind guides which I have not sent, lead them down the wide road of destruction.
Their mouth is filled with indecency. They are not chaste. … Continue Reading